FASHIONPEDIA
Fashionpedia - The Visual Dictionary Of Fashion Design

Fashionpedia - The Visual Dictionary Of Fashion Design

FASHIONPEDIA is a visual fashion dictionary covering all the technical terms from style to material to production with illustrations and infographics. It encompasses rich, extensive information and yet is easy to read. Whether you are an industry insider or a fashion connoisseur, FASHIONPEDIA is all you will ever need to navigate the fashion scene.


Rouen from Mount Saint Catherine. Capital of Normandy.

Rouen, Capital, Normandy, Côte, Sainte-Catherine, Robert Batty
Rouen from Mount Saint Catherine.

The Côte Sainte-Catherine is a hill overlooking Rouen and the Seine, formerly known as Mont de Rouen. It is from this high point that one can enjoy a remarkable panorama of Rouen and its urban area.

ROUEN, FROM MOUNT SAINT CATHERINE.

THIS ancient city, the capital of the province of Normandy, is now the chief town of the department of Lower Seine. Built on the gentle slope of a hill which borders the right bank of the Seine, it presents many varied and picturesque points of view, especially from the heights which surround it in the form of an amphitheatre.

We have selected the view which the site of the old fort of St. Catherine on the Mont St. Michel presents us with: from this point we are enabled to form an opinion of the extent and situation of the town and its neighbourhood; from hence also we can discover the greatest and richest variety of interesting objects.

The river, bordered by trees and ornamented with islands of the richest verdure intermingled with habitations, is displayed to the greatest advantage. The view extends over the Champ de Mars, at the extremity of which is the infantry barrack, seen on the right: beyond, the cathedral, churches, hospitals, and other public buildings; the bridge of boats forming the communication between the city and great suburb of St. Sever, built on the left bank of the river; the quays crowded with shipping, all contribute to heighten the beauty of this landscape.

Engraved by Charles Heath.

Source: French scenery: from drawings made in 1819 by Robert Batty (1788 or 1789-1848). London: Published by Rodwell & Martin, New Bond Street, 1822.

Note:  The Al-Khazneh in the ancient city of Petra.

Support and Seduction: The History of Corsets and Bras (Abradale Books) by Beatrice Fontanel.

Thoughout the ages, women's breasts have been subjected to the endless whims of fashion.

From the ancient Greeks to Mae West and Madonna, this light-hearted book charts the changing shapes of female beauty. The elegant and amusing images - including fashion drawings, paintings, photographs, and film stills - illustrate the often surprising history of the garments women have worn for support - and seduction.


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Auguste Racinet. The Costume History by Françoise Tétart-Vittu.

Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.

Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com

The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)

From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)


FASHIONPEDIA
Fashionpedia - The Visual Dictionary Of Fashion Design

Fashionpedia - The Visual Dictionary Of Fashion Design

FASHIONPEDIA is a visual fashion dictionary covering all the technical terms from style to material to production with illustrations and infographics. It encompasses rich, extensive information and yet is easy to read. Whether you are an industry insider or a fashion connoisseur, FASHIONPEDIA is all you will ever need to navigate the fashion scene.


Textilepedia. The Complete Fabric Guide.

The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.


Literature

Couture: then and now Clothes define people. A person's clothing, whether it's a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential key to his or her culture, class, personality, or even religion. The Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically, and artistically.